Dedicated To Helping Missourians Injured By Dog Bites
Missouri dog owners have strict liability if their animals bite other humans. This means that if a dog bites you – even if it has no record of dangerous behavior – you may have a claim for compensation.
At Hall Ansley, P.C., our personal injury attorneys want to hold people accountable when their pets attack people. They have decades of collective experience standing up for injury victims in Green County and the Ozarks. They handle claims involving serious injuries resulting from dog bites, which can include:
- Tissue damage
- Muscle and ligament damage
- Back injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
As experienced personal injury lawyers, they have seen all these injuries and more. Our attorneys’ experience has given them insight into how to build a strong claim, including collaborating with medical experts. When it comes to negotiating a settlement or going to trial, they will aggressively strive to get maximum compensation for your damages.
What To Know About Dog Bite Claims
Fortunately for our team and our clients, Missouri has harsh laws that apply to dog owners. An owner may be liable for your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage and more, if their dog bites you. If the dog did not bite you but the owner’s negligence still contributed to an injury, then you can still file a claim. Under the state’s statute of limitations, you have up to five years from the date of the incident to file a dog bite injury lawsuit.
Children Are Especially Vulnerable To Dog Bites
Dogs can pose a particular threat to children. A dog bite can send children – especially toddlers and elementary school children – to the emergency room. The harm to a child victim of a dog bite can also include PTSD from the trauma of suffering such an attack. Even if a child impulsively touched or otherwise irritated a dog, the liability remains on the owner as long as your child was on their premises. Please speak with our personal injury attorneys to learn more about your rights if a dog bit or injured your child.
Get Immediate Help From Dog Bite Lawyers – Free Consultations
The sooner you act, the sooner our team can begin putting your claim together and protecting the public from a dangerous dog. We provide free initial consultations. Please call our Springfield office at 417-429-1372 or send us an email today to schedule yours.